Cheaper DSLR body or Continue with existing system?


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feryl

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Hi,

I need some opinions regarding choice of DSLRs...

Currently, I have a Minolta SLR with a small selection of lenses and flash.(35 - 70mm f4.0, 70 - 210mm f4.0, 28 - 200mm f2.8-5.6, 3600 flash)

I was thinking of getting a DSLR body to complement my SLR and the first to come to mind was a Minolta D7.

However, the D7 is rather expensive (~$2300 for body) compared to a Nikon D70s with kit lens (~$2000).

So, should I:

a) Choose a DSLR that can use my existing lenses/flash, or
b) embark on a whole new system? (which means I have to offload my minolta items and get new Nikon stuff)

Any opinions/comments are welcomed.

Thanks for your attention. :)
 

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a) Choose a DSLR that can use my existing lenses/flash

Go with (a) if you're concerned about cost. You'll spend more to switch system.
 

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IMHO go for the system which you already have which in your case is Minolta. You would save some money on the long run.
 

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Big Kahuna said:
For me, if I am no longer happy with my current system, I will sell it off to subsidize my new purchase :lovegrin:
But you'd lose big money if you sell your current system, especially a film body :D Unless you really fee the 7D is too much big and heavy ;)

Better go with the current system. All DSLR cameras are good enough for most of us lah.

Cheers and happy shooting...
 

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get the 7D, it is a very capable system that has great built quality and with it, all your lenses become stabilised lenses and you can get fantastic natural light images with it.
 

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Thanks for the comments. :)

So far, I'm rather happy with Minolta, especially the lenses, which I think were a neat bargain. ;)

I was just thinking of bringing a DSLR into the family... but don't want to invest in 2 seperate systems.

I got a latest quote for D70s with kit lens and 1gb card for $1.7K... sounds tempting if I can offload my SLR kit, which seems highly unlikely in the current market :p
 

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With regards to size and weight, my current SLR body is bigger and heavier than the 7D :)
 

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if u dont want to buy new lenses, go fro the dynax 7D
if u want to try white L lens, go for canon
if u want to join the dark side, join nikons
 

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Wait wait. Minolta will launch new 5D soon. more cheaper than 7D.
 

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